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Posted 08/31/2021

Top Ten ProAging Digital Discussions in 2021

Top Ten ProAging Digital Discussions in 2021

Positive Aging Network hosts live and interactive digital discussions each week or a variety of topics featuring thought leaders in the field of aging services.

1) Amazon CareHub with Dr. Galina Reitz - Amazon has rolled out the Care Hub, a set of FREE Alexa features you can use to remotely check in on older relatives in their homes. Dr. Galina Reitz Faculty Program Director for the BSIS at the Universities at Shady Grove leads a discussion on this platform and other innovations in voice technology that can help older adults and their families.  Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/amazon-carehub-and-voice-tech-for-older-adults-with-dr-galina-reitz

2) Dr. Bill Thomas - Live & Interactive Discussion - A discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Founder of The Eden Alternative, Creator of The Green House®, Minka building system and MAGIC (Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Communities) Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/live-interactive-discussion-with-dr-bill-thomas

3) Solo Aging - Studies show that 22 percent of Americans age 65+ are at risk for becoming “solo agers” or "elder orphans". A discussion with Carol Marak, Author, Solo and Smart and a  noted speaker on topics related to aging alone and planning for solo aging in the years ahead. Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/solo-aging-live-and-interactive-discussion-with-carol-marak-author-solo-and-smart  A live & interactive discussion that will dive into legal planning, challenges, and solutions for current and future solo agers! Co-hosted by Carol Marak, Author of Solo and Smart  https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/the-legal-implications-of-solo-aging

4) Safe & Accessible Home Solutions - First-of-its-Kind Live & Interactive Discussion A panel of universal design experts share their insights, thoughts and solutions to an actual home in Kensington, MD! This is event is a partnership with the Villages of Kensington, HomesRenewed Coalition, and Positive Aging Sourcebook referencing the AARP Homefit Checklist.  Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/safe-accessible-home-solutions-first-of-its-kind-live-interactive-discussion

5) Meet the End of Life Doulas - Discussion with members of The International End of Life Doula Association End-of-Life Doulas are non-medical companions to the dying and their families. Doulas do not take the place of hospice personnel; rather, they complement other services that a dying person and their family may be receiving, including hospice or palliative care.  https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/meet-the-end-of-life-doulas

6) Meet the Elder Law Attorneys - Live and interactive discussions with Elder Law Attorneys. These discussions are truly interactive with tons of great audience questions and comments. https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=elder+law

7) The Universal Design Living Laboratory with Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. Homes that Make Life Easier & Support Aging in Place  Take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the top-rated universal design home in North America, the Universal Design Living Laboratory. www.udll.com This home received universal design certifications: EasyStep, Livable Design, and Life Flex Home.   https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/special-event-homes-that-make-life-easier-support-aging-in-place-with-rosemarie-rossetti-ph-d

8) Meet the Aging Life Care Managers Live and interactive discussions with Aging Life Care Managers. These discussions are truly interactive with tons of great audience questions and comments. Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=aging+life+care

9) Meet the Moving, Downsizing and Organizing Solutions Live and interactive discussions with Senior Move Managers, Senior Real Estate Specialists, and other professionals helping older adults. These discussions are truly interactive with tons of great audience questions and comments. Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos?q=moving+&+downsizing

10) Essential Tremor & Movement Disorders in Older Adults Dr. Drew Falconer, Medical Director Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center discusses essential tremor which affects an estimated 10 million Americans and classically starts anytime between age 40-90, sometimes earlier.  Link at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/essential-tremor-movement-disorders-in-older-adults

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